Your Guide to Art Basel and Art Week Miami

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Tents have gone up across Miami for dozens of 2016 Art Week satellite fairs. Credit: What’s Up Miami.

Next week, Miami will become the center of the contemporary art universe, thanks to the phenomenal growth of Art Basel Miami Beach, an exclusive annual show for collectors, Dec. 1 - 4 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

While the rich and famous flock to the signature event, Art Week Miami, featuring dozens of satellite fairs and special events from Coral Gables to Miami Beach, Midtown, Wynwood and the Design District draws even more art lovers. This year, Art Week Miami is being celebrated Nov. 30 – Dec. 4.

When the doors close at the convention center and exhibition tents, the action is just getting started as galleries, hotels and studio spaces across the city host receptions, parties and late night exhibits. DJs spin tunes well into the wee hours of the night at the most popular venues.

Here’s your quick guide to Art Basel Miami Beach and major Art Week Miami shows:

 

Art Basel Miami Beach

Miami Beach Convention Center

$50 one day/$105 multiple days with advance online purchase

Art Basel Miami Beach is among the most important art shows in the U.S., drawing exhibitors from North America, Europe, Asia and Africa and specializing in contemporary and modern art, as well as works by emerging artists. MiamiBeach.ArtBasel.com

 

Art Week Miami Satellite Art Fairs

AQUA Miami

1530 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

$20

AQUA, held at one of SoBe’s toniest Art Deco hotels, is one of the most popular fairs for emerging art during Miami Art Week. AquaArtMiami.com

 

Art Miami

NE 1st Ave. & NE 34th St., Miami

$30

Known as Miami’s premier anchor fair, Art Miami kicks off the opening day of Art Week - the first week of December when thousands of collectors, dealers, curators, and artists descend upon Miami. Art-Miami.com

 

ArtSpot Miami International Art Fair

1700 NE 2nd Ave., Miami

$20

ArtSpot International is a stand-alone art fair that showcases innovative and alternative contemporary and modern art. ArtSpotMiami.com

 

CONTEXT Art Miami

NE 1st Ave. & NE 34th St., Miami

$30

CONTEXT is dedicated to the development and reinforcement of emerging and mid-career artists and serves as a platform for the presentation of cutting-edge talent by emerging and established galleries. ContextArtMiami.com

 

Design Miami

Meridian Ave. & 19th St., Miami Beach

$25 - 30

Design Miami is dedicated to a global forum for design and, in its second decade, celebrates growing interest in the work of the ‘70s and ‘80s. DesignMiami.com

 

Fridge Art Fair (“Mini-Fridge”)

1440 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach

Free

Eric Ginsburg’s famed New York Fridge Art Fair moves to Miami Beach this year to the Betsy Hotel on Ocean Drive. “Mini-Fridge” offers a curated show and sale, open 24/7 from Nov. 27 – Dec. 4. FridgeArtFair.com

 

INK Miami Art Fair

1850 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

Free

INK is unique among Miami’s fairs for its focus on contemporary works on paper by internationally renowned artists and sponsored by the International Fine Print Dealers Association. InkArtFair.com

 

Miami Project

6625 Indian Creek Drive, Miami Beach

$15 - 35

Miami Project will again present a selection of historically important and cutting-edge contemporary works with a unique emphasis on the strength of individual exhibitors’ programs, irrespective of their primary focus. Miami-Project.com

 

Miami River Art Fair

400 SE 2nd Ave., Miami

Free

Miami River Art Fair is providing a unique experience, featuring both an indoor booth setting at the Riverfront Hall of the Miami Convention Center and the one-of-a-kind Riverwalk Sculpture Mall, featuring works from around the world. MiamiRiverArtFair.com

 

NADA Art Fair

6701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

$20

Founded in 2002, the New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) is a not-for-profit collective of professionals working with contemporary art and is recognized as a much needed alternative assembly of the world’s youngest and strongest art galleries. NewArtDealers.org

 

PULSE Miami

4601 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

$25

This fair is divided into two sections and is comprised of a mix of established and emerging galleries vetted by a committee of prominent international dealers. Pulse-Art.com

 

RedDot Miami

$25 - 30

1700 NE 2nd Ave., Miami

Building upon its reputation as a diverse fair, Red Dot will once again offer a unique selection of approximately 60 galleries exhibiting painting, sculpture, photography and fine-art objects.

RedDotFair.com

 

Scope Miami Beach

801 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach

$35

Over 100 exhibitors and 20 selected breeder program galleries will present groundbreaking work, alongside SCOPE’s special programming, encompassing music, design and fashion. Scope-Art.com

 

SPECTRUM Miami

1700 NE 2nd Ave., Miami

$25

SPECTRUM, a juried show, is where contemporary meets extraordinary in the heart of Miami’s Performing Arts District, featuring live music and plenty of parties. Spectrum-Miami.com

 

Superfine! House of Art & Design

56 NE 29th St., Miami

$7.77

One of the newer satellite fairs, Superfine! is the first to set up in Miami’s emerging Little Haiti neighborhood. Superfine.world

 

Untitled.

Ocean Dr. & 12th St., Miami Beach

$20 - 30

This fair presents a selection of international galleries and not-for-profit spaces, positioned side by side to create a less segregated fair installation.

Art-Untitled.com

 

LGBT Interest

A Queen Within

2215 NW 2nd Ave., Miami

Free

Barrett Barrera Projects will showcase fashions exploring femininity and storytelling, including extremely rare pieces from one of the world’s largest private collections of Alexander McQueen. The exhibition also features garments, photography, film, and artwork by Gianfranco Ferré, Gucci, Hussein Chalayan, Iris van Herpen, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Viktor & Rolf, all known for their daring designs.

 

For more information about Art Basel and Art Week Miami events, go to ArtBasel.com/Miami
Beach and MiamiAndBeaches.com.


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